Question about Technics SL-DZ1200 Turntable
My SLDZ platter is not allowing me to easily manipulate it. It feels very heavy and makes it very hard to mix.
Make sure there is nothing on the magnet part of the platter. Also, sometimes, the screws that hold down the plastic protective cover underneath the platter might not be seated all the way. Lastly, look at the bottom of the magnet, and make sure that it is in tact, and nothing is bent, broken, or cracked.
Other than that, try switching out the platters from your other turntable, and see if the problem persists. You need to rule out what it is not, before you can proceed with finding out what is the problem. So if the noise moves to the other turntable, you know the issue is with the platter. If the noise remains on the same turntable, then you can rule out the platter being the culprit, and can isolate the issue to the turntable. I've never heard of this, and I've fixed well over 3000 Technics 1200MK2/MK3/MK5 turntables in the past 10 years. I am also considered THE 1200s MASTER. So, I am not sure what could be causing this noise, other than some foreign matter. If your in the NY metro area, bring it on by, and I'll take a look at it, or give us a call, and I'll try and refer someone locally for you:
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
Nope, nothing to it. The platter is just held down by gravity. Take a mallet or a piece of 2x4 block, and give the spindle a little whack. Not too hard, just enough to break the hold.
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Posted on Jan 17, 2009
On my Akai turntable, I have to remove the fiberboard bottom cover (nine screws, nothing tricky) then there's a central brass air bearing with a small set-screw in the side. Loosen the screw, and the central turntable axle lifts right out of the bearing.
This is a belt-drive Akai - your mileage may vary.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
PULLon it harder!!!! Its a *****! It will come up and off! Also do it evenly when you pull...there is a magnet under the platter. Dont break it! PULL evenly!
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
If you remove the rubber pad from the top of the platter then you should be able to lift the platter off the servo drives' center shaft,
from memory the unit is not attached just held on by gravity,if the servo magnet is gone the take it in for a service and pay the man for his time,
My first problem on my 1200s was a pitch control issue and easy to fix,with a little cash,never use second hand parts unless you know what you are doing because when they fail on you while playing to a packed dance floor then youll get more of a supprise than you barginned for,
Posted on May 03, 2010
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